One other polio case surfaced in KP – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: One other polio case has reported in Shangla, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday.

In keeping with studies, officers of Well being Ministry mentioned that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla space of KP, bringing the full variety of polio instances within the nation to 20 this yr.

Sources additional added that samples of the kid have been despatched for assessments on Could 30.

It’s worthy to notice right here that Poliovirus is creating havoc in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The virus has been eradicated from the remainder of the nations of the world.

With one other polio case, the full quantity for the present yr instances has jumped to 23 in Pakistan, out of which, 10 instances have been reported in KP, seven in tribal districts and three every in Sindh and Punjab provinces.

The in depth environmental surveillance established by the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme in earlier months detected the polio virus in sewage of twelve cities.

In keeping with end result shared by the Nationwide Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), the presence of virus was confirmed in sewage samples collected in March 2019 from cities of Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Mardan, Bannu, Waziristan, Hyderabad, Kambar and Sukkur.

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